2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books History: War & Remembrance

Book Festivals
LA Times Festival of Books

This 2012 LA Times Festival of Books session consisted of an author panel discussion about historical non-fiction, with an emphasis on war. (To order any books that interest you, simply click on the book cover.) Moderator: Diane Smith is a historian and the author of two award-winning novels, Letters from Yellowstone and Pictures from an […]

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Midnight in Peking by Paul French: Book Review & Giveaway

Midnight in Peking

We’re participating in the large Showers of Books Giveaway Hop. Thanks to the publisher’s generosity, the finished hardcopy book of Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French is our giveaway! Paul French, a historian living in Shanghai, did massive research into the […]

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Book Giveaway & Review: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

We almost never review non-fiction and never publish reviews on Sundays. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo is, however, well worth having as an exception. Katherine Boo is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and her new narrative non-fiction work has made it onto all of the […]

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Bossypants: You’re Nobody Until Somebody Calls You Bossy


We have a new guest reviewer, Suzy Beal, who’ll be contributing reviews to from time to time. We’re very happy to have her aboard so please give her a warm welcome. Fans of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live will find much to like in Tina Fey’s Bossypants, her part-memoir/part-self-help book, which also takes […]

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Valentine Giveaway: 4 Novels for You to Win

Follower Love Giveaway Hop

  Today marks the beginning of the Follower Love Giveaway Hop. This is a huge hop with over 300 book-related web sites and blogs participating. WooHoo! We love our  followers – Our giveaway is  going to have 4 winners because we’re giving away 4 wonderful novels in 4 different genres! Check out the novels below. […]

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Creepy Cheap Thrills Saturday: Halloween Giveaway & Cheap E-Books

Cheap Thrills
Creepy Jack O'Lantern

  We thought it would be lovely to christen the return of Cheap Thrills Saturdays by making it a Halloween theme of creepy, crawly e-books to keep you Kindle owners up at night. *cue the evil laugh* And to kick off the return of this beloved tradition, we’ve got a creepy giveaway too! Creepy Cheap […]

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